Sweet Potato & PB Banana Mash-Up (Homemade Fuel)

Posted on February 06, 2014 by Melissa Winn | 0 Comments

Author: Runner and Triathlete Kristen Chang  Real Food For Fuel

“The recipe below is one I've played around with during many of my longer running workouts (2+ hours). The sweet potato and banana combo provide carbs without spiking insulin levels, so my energy levels stay steady long term! When I received my "Little Green Pouch," I could not believe how perfect of a container it was to carry my homemade fuel!”

When to introduce: 12+ months (check with your pediatrician)

Stars: Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamins A & C, calcium, magnesium, & potassium. Bananas contain potassium, fiber, & are high in Vitamin C, B6, & B2. Peanut Butter is a great source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, & magnesium. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid, high in fiber, iron, & calcium.

Ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato
1 small banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp chia seeds (or milled chia for younger kids)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Drizzle of honey or agave nectar to taste, though I will say this recipe is naturally sweet without it!

Directions:
1. Bake the sweet potato or microwave until soft, allow to cool and peel off the skin 
2. Mash the pulp and banana in a bowl then mix in your chia seeds & cinnamon
3. Microwave peanut butter approximately 20-35 seconds until creamy & then 
combine into sweet potato mixture
4. Drizzle agave nectar or honey to taste

Servings: Fills about 1 Pouch

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Posted in 100 Days of Real Food, 100 Days of Real Food and Little Green Pouch, 12+ Months, Banana, Calcium, Chia Seeds, High Fiber, High Protein, Iron, Little Green Pouch Real Food, magnesium, Peanut Butter, Potassium, Sweet Potato, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E


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